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How to Check USB Speed on Windows [100% Working Solution]

Updated by Daisy on Feb 22, 2023
Written by Cici

As an important storage device, one of the functions of a USB flash drive is to transfer data from one device to another. Some USBs with slower write and read speeds may cause you to want to report performance issues to the flash drive manufacturer. If you're looking for a professional USB speed test, you've come to the right place!

This article will provide two effective and fast ways to test USB flash drives. Let's take a look at how these two methods work on how to check USB speed.

How to Check USB Speed using Third-Party Tool

EaseUS Partition Master is a versatile software on the market for solving disk and partition-related problems. You can set several parameters on this software to test USB speed.

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Regarding speed testing, it has the following features:

  • Easy to use, even for novices.
  • Available to export the results after completing the speed test.
  • Supports speed test for any storage device, such as HDD, SSD, external hard disk, and SD card.
  • Provides accurate USB read speed data, as well as sequential and random read/write speeds, I/O times, and delay.

Follow the steps below to check USB speed:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master. And click the download button to activate the "DiskMark" feature under the "Discovery" section.

click the download button of diskmark

Step 2. Click on the drop-down box to choose the target drive, test data, and block size.

select a drive

Step 3. Once everything is configured, click "Start" to begin the disk test. Then, you can see the Sequential or Random read/write speed, I/O, and Delay data.

click start

Wait a while, and you will see detailed data about USB speed. If the USB speed is slowing down, EaseUS Partition Master, as a comprehensive disk manager, has the following features to help you find and fix the slow USB speed. It can:

Each of these functions can help you manage your USB better as a way to increase USB read and write speeds. If you have any disk partitioning-related problems, you can find the solution on EaseUS Partition Master.

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How to Check USB Speed using Task Manager

If you don't want to download third-party software, Windows provides built-in tools to help you check the speed of your hard drive. Task Manager can help you test the speed of your target hard disk. However, it can only provide real-time speed of the hard disk and does not reach the limited performance of the disk.

Following are the detailed steps to check the speed of a 64GB USB using Task Manager:

Step 1. Search "Task Manager" in Windows and open it.

Step 2. From the menu at the top of the newly opened window, choose "Performance."

Step 3. In the left column, choose the drive to display read/write speeds.

check usb speed task manager

Then, you can see the read/write speed of the USB. Windows also offer CMD, which refers to the command prompt, can perform several operations by using different command parameters, to check speed. But it can only check internal hard drive speed, such as checking SSD speed in cmd.

EaseUS Partition Master is the best choice for speed test. If you need a more detailed disk i/o test on Windows or need to export the data, please use EaseUS Partition Master. Besides, if your USB speed is slow, click the link below to find solutions to improve USB transfer speed in Windows 10/8/7.

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How to Fix Slow USB Transfer Speed and Speed Up USB in Windows 10/8/7

To address this issue, we collected 6 ways for Windows 10/8/7 users to try and speed up the USB transfer rate immediately.

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Knowing the speed of the USB helps to fully test the health of the USB so you can find targeted solutions to keep the USB at normal speed for data transfer. This article provides two ways to test USB speed. You can use CMD speed measurement if you only want to know a rough figure. If you want to know more detailed USB read and write speeds and check your USB's health, EaseUS Partition Master is a highly recommended solution.

In addition to giving you an accurate test of USB speed, EaseUS Partition Master offers many ways to optimize USB speed. In addition, it can also check disks and fix problems. Don't hesitate to download and experience it!

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FAQs About How to Check USB Speed

You can choose any of the above two methods of testing USB speed according to your needs. There are some additional questions about USB speed in this section. Continue to read on if you're interested! And I hope these answers will be helpful to you.

1. What is the speed of my USB?

The two most common types of USB on the market today are USB 2.0 and USB 3.0. Here are the basics of these two USB speeds: USB 2.0/Hi-Speed: 480 Mbps. USB 3.0/SuperSpeed: 5 Gbps. If you want to check your USB speed, you can use a professional USB benchmarking tool such as EaseUS Partition Master.

2. Is a 3.0 or 2.0 flash drive faster?

USB 3.0 transfer speeds are nearly ten times faster than USB 2.0. USB 3.0 offers transfer rates of 4.8 to 5 Gbps. The transfer rate also depends on all devices. You can click USB 2.0 vs 3.0 to learn more differences.

3. How do I know if my USB is 3.0 speed?

You can check your USB type in Device Manager:

Step 1. In the Control Panel, click Hardware and Sound, and then click "Device Manager."

Step 2. Find "Universal Serial Bus Controllers" and expand the section.

And then, you can see your PC is equipped with USB 3.0.

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Updated by Daisy

Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working in EaseUS for over ten years, starting from a technical writer to a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over 10 years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.

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Written by Cici

Cici has accepted the systematic training on computers at EaseUS. Now she has a detailed understanding of common computer issues, as well as computer backups and disk formatting management solutions.

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